REMINDER: Today’s household bin collections to be done tomorrow

Suburbs with Monday household waste and recycling bin collections are reminded that their bins will not be collected today, Monday 9 November 2020, due to protected industrial action today by drivers employed by collection contractor Suez.

Residents are advised that their bins will instead be collected tomorrow, Tuesday 10 November 2020. Please leave your bins on the kerb until collected. Note that this is for garbage and recycling collections scheduled for today. Recycling collections scheduled for suburbs last Monday will be collected next week.

Suburbs with Tuesday household waste and recycling bin collections are reminded that their bins will not be collected tomorrow, Tuesday 10 November 2020, and missed collections will not be caught up.

The impacted suburbs of Tuesday’s missed collections are listed below.

  • Banks – waste and recycling
  • Bonython – waste and recycling
  • Calwell – waste and recycling
  • Conder – waste and recycling
  • Chisholm – waste
  • Fadden – waste
  • Garran – waste
  • Gilmore – waste
  • Gordon – waste and recycling
  • Gowrie – waste
  • Isaacs – waste
  • Isabella Plains – waste and recycling
  • Macarthur – waste
  • Monash – waste
  • O’Malley – waste
  • Phillip – waste
  • Richardson – waste and recycling
  • Tharwa – waste and recycling
  • Theodore – waste and recycling
  • Wanniassa – waste.

Green waste bin services, bulky waste collections and the wheeled bin assistance service are unaffected by the industrial action and will continue as normal.

The following temporary rubbish only drop-off sites are available until Sunday 15 November 2020 for household waste of up to three large plastic bags to be disposed of for free between 9 am and 6 pm:

  • Woden – Easty Street, between the Smith Family Carpark and Callam Offices
  • Gordon – McGilvray Close, near the Point Hut Pond District Park
  • Calwell – Calwell Neighbourhood Oval off Outtrim Avenue
  • Waramanga – Walpiri Place, off Namatjira Drive
  • Kambah -66 Springbett Street, near the tennis courts
  • Gowrie – 7 Finlay Place, near the Scout Hall
  • Weston – Weston Neighbourhood Oval, off Hilder Street.

Alternatively, until Sunday 15 November 2020, three large plastic bags of rubbish can be disposed of for free at the Resource Management Centres between 7.30 am and 5 pm:

  • Symonston – Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre, Mugga Lane
  • Mitchell – Mitchell Resource Management Centre, Flemington Road.

Proof of ACT residency such as a driver’s licence will need to be shown in order to access the free drop-off service.

The ACT Government understands some residents in impacted suburbs may be unable to travel to the drop‑off locations. We encourage the community to support their neighbours, friends and family members who may need assistance.

Recyclable materials can continue to be dropped off for free at the ACT Government Recycling Drop Off Centres, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following locations:

  • Jolly Street, Belconnen
  • O’Brien Place, Gungahlin
  • Baillieu Circuit, Mitchell
  • Botany Street, Phillip
  • Scollay Street, Tuggeranong.

The ACT Government acknowledges the inconvenience for residents in the affected suburbs, noting the impacts of two consecutive weeks of industrial action to the community. The ACT Government urges both parties to reach agreement as quickly as possible.

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